In Russian: Assiriiskaia Cerkov' Vostoka: Istoricheskii ocherk. Moscow, 2001.
This book represents a survey of The History of the Assyrian Church of the East otherwise known as the East Syrian Church. - Apostolic activity in the Parthian Empire. Osrhoene; - The Sasanians (224-651): Severe persecutions by the Zoroastrian power and flourishing of the Schools; - The Arab Reign (651-1258): Persecutions, taxation, restrictions and the role of the East Syrians as an elite of the new culture; - The Mongolian Empire and the Turks from Genghis Khan to Timur and the destiny of the Church of the East from a great flourishing under the Mongols to a hard suffering from the Islamic rulers. An "ecumenical" mission of Mar Yahbalaha III Catholicos and his vicar Bar Sawma to the West; - Survival in the mountains of Kurdistan (1405-1914); - The Church of the East in exile (from 1914 on): The Assyrians flee from the genocide; their emigration and scattering all over the world. - The "Western" missions and consequences of their activities amongst the Assyrians: the Catholics (Spanish, Italian & French Dominicans and Lazarists), the American and German Protestants, the Anglican mission and, finally, the Russian Orthodox one. Some remarks on the latter. From the Apostolic age on, the East Syrians followed the Silk Road and bore Christianity to Arabia, India, Turkestan, China. The history of this movement is represented as a âparallel lineâ. The history of the East Syrian asceticism forms a separate chapter.